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Harley's progress.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Pete Bony, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Kotaro, my Maine Coon brought us a rabbit. He’d removed its head and left the body on the carpet for us. We never found its head.
    I didn’t cook it.
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Why would you want to cook the cat?

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  3. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Because it did that to the rabbit? ;)
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  4. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Lurchers are like every other dog - keep them occupied and they don't need to hunt.
    Many dogs were bred for specific purposes - from Newfoundlands (from Labrador) and Labradors (from Newfoundland) who went in after fishing net buoys, Mastiffs which were used to kill the opposition in Roman wars, Lurchers used for sight hunting and smaller dogs which were used as hot water bottles. None of them need do what they were originally intended to do, and Lurchers, like others, just need plenty of mental stimulation and exercise. Let them have fun and they will then just lie on their backs waiting for tummy rubs and sleep.:p
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  5. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    Time for another update on Harley's progress. Harley went to the vet this evening and has had his "lamp shade" taken off. Everyone is surprised at Harley's healing ability, hios tail is now fully healed and the fur is starting to grow back. He weighed in at 15.6 kg which is a really good healthy weight for him and he is muscling in all the right places. He loves running about with other dogs and has learned that he doesn't need to keep barking at every dog he sees, basically he is getting much more socialised. He doesn't pull on the lead any where as much as he used to and when he does he responds to being checked with a "Steady" command.
    I keep meaning to get a few photos or a short video done but I just don't seem to get round to it for one reason or another. However I will do that pretty soon to show how well Harley has come on from what he used to be like when we first got him.
  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Good news!

  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Fantastic. Now just to sort out those vets!
  8. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Must be a relief for you. Long may it continue.
  9. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Excellent news
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Brilliant. Look forward to seeing some pictures soon.
  11. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic :)
  12. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Great news!
  13. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    As promised here are a few photos of Harley that I took this morning while exercising him. He is certainly looking much better than when we first got him, and he loves going up to our local reservoir and meeting and playing with other dogs.
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  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You're going to have problems there - "throw the stick, throw the stick, throw the stick, throw the stick. What do you mean, 'It's boring?'"

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  15. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean there Steve but Harley is quite good at finding a stick and just carrying it around for ages with just the occasional throw to keep him interested. More often than not he will just find a stick and run around with it in his mouth like a lunatic in 4 wheel drive!
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  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    He's definitely looking happy!
  17. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I hope that you always carry a camera set up suitably when you go walkies. He is certainly looking good. I would love to see him in full pursuit of something fast and furry. A squirrel would be perfect, just finding something to climb at the last moment. I've seen a number of dogs that visit our country park chase squirrels. I have never seen one catch one, but they show beautiful athleticism trying.
  18. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    Yes it might be good to watch but I personally would discourage it as I do not want him chasing cats or other small animals (Such as lambs)
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  19. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Some old videos of hunting here for those interested.... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhmRg9u-TX-fkws120FVl86L_jhBjY1Pv
  20. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    You've brought him on wonderfully by the look of it :)
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